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universities -- harvard, yale, princeton, brown, williams, the university of north carolina to name just a few -- are drenched in sweat, and sometimes the blood, as africans brought here as slaves. the book is called, "ebony & ivy: race, slavery and the troubled history of america's universities." m.i.t. american history professor craig wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together. that "the american campus to it as a silent monument to slavery." welcome to democracy now! talk about america's most elite universities. what relation do they have to slavery? >> i think there are multiple relationships. the first and probably most provocative is the relationship to the slave trade itself. in the middle of the 18th century, from 1746 to 1759, fewer than 25 years, the number of colleges in the british colonies triples from 3 to 9. it triples and that 25- yearperiod which coincides with the height of the slave trade. it is precisely the rise in the atlantic economy based on the african slave trade that allows for this fantastic articulation of new growth of the instituti
did was hit a james brown tune. [singing] walking out, they heard that and they made an about-face. popped out inad the back and it was bill graham. he always liked rhythm and horns. i flew to detroit the next day. if nothing happens, i'm not coming back. he was devastated. he said, you've got to come back. they dug it. who? bill graham. hock the organ and send me a ticket. [laughter] tavis: let me ask you to set your modesty aside just for a second. the me what you think contribution over these 45 years of this band tower of power has been to the business? people playingg, real music. literate lyrics, musical songs and high performance levels. all of those things, trying to serve our fans and do what we do. there were trends through the years. we thought it was disco that was our lives. tavis: blame it on disco. >> smooth jazz, whenever we deviated which we tried a few times, it never worked out for us. we stick to our guns now, and a high level of musicianship. tavis: the flip side of that lowest configuration. you tell me a lot tower of power the high point in ? we had rick
to that. money, i me spending should not be treated like that. >> after rob brown, who stars in said he wastreme" profiled law shopping in new york, he told the new york daily news that he was paraded through macy's in handcuffs and detained for one hours as police accused him of using a fake card to buy a watch for his mother. the store alleged racial profiling has been dubbed shop and frisk. stop and frisk faced its own challenges at brown university this week. commissioner ray kelly was about to deliver a speech on so active -- so-called proactive policing, when protesters shut down the event. racism is not for debate. >> we ask that you let him speak and you make your comments part of the question and answer program. stop are asking that you stopping and frisking people. the new york city council has approved a measure raising the age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. michael bloomberg has pledged to sign the bill. new york is the first major city to take action following similar measures in smaller municipalities. the council also approved setting a minimum price of $10.50 per p
to the writing process to decide maybe one day you will want to write? question theout people at little brown have been so wonderful that it feels like the idea of writing a book one day is incredibly appealing to me. though i don't know what it would he, my guess is the first book i would do would be a kids could do somei graphics as well. it was a blast reading this as well. it is amazing. how fun was it doing the trailer ? >> it was amazing. the best thing was we could do it, itg, and what we saw was cool enough it felt like a compelling enough piece to put it out there. i think in 48 hours there were 2 million plus views. it happened quickly. i am just hoping people are curious and check it out because they will be happy with the book. tavis: i don't want to cover this question too much. we talked a lot about your creativity, and this clearly falls in the realm of creativity. i wonder if you might also speak to the value you have not just for creativity but for innovation. this is not just creativity. this is innovation. you have done this with some of your other work, but just talk about
to a golden brown and next up is my american-lebanese cuisine creation as the classic crumble gets some lebanese love in pie honey crisped apple and carmelized quince, knafeh cream crumble. you can say that five times fast? can't you see it's a childhood dream to me as i am in the awe-inspiring apple country with my queen knafeh. >> today we are making one of the most famous desserts seen throughout lebanon and the middle east, and it's called knafeh. it's absolutely decadent and delicious sweet, and i think is the queen in my eyes, and so i think so many people think is the queen in lebanon in the middle east, too. basically what it is, it's a layered shredded phyllo dough dessert. basically, what we're going to do is layer the shredded phyllo dough with a cream, like a custard filling, and traditionally, in lebanon and the middle east, it's known as ashtah, which translates to a heavy clotted cream, and they achieve that ashtah, the heavy cream by basically a process of slowly simmering away whole milk and skimming it from the top as it goes along and what you are left with is this he
brown passed -- just signed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour -- >> but didn't he oppose that last year? >> he wouldn't do it a year ago, but he's doing it now. why? because he's responding to the strikes of the fast food workers, to the organizing of the wal-mart workers, to the public opinion polls that show that an overwhelming majority of americans believe that if you work full time, you should not live in poverty, that the minimum wage still leaves you desperately below the poverty line. and governor brown realized that. he also recently signed a bill to give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, to provide a "domestic workers' bill of rights" to match new york's domestic workers bill of rights. there are legislative changes that are happening all over the country that are the result of these movements. think about if this were january of 1960 and i said to you, "bill, there's going to be a new civil rights movement mostly among young people." you'd probably think like many people thought, i was crazy. but yet on february 1st, 1960 four college students in no
don't have time to look at this little brown baby. >> and in this scenario i am assuming it is a little indian baby, if it is a white baby i would say that is disgusting, white babies are gross, i'm sorry. they are like regular babies that aren't ripe yet. >> rose: do you write all the time? do you co constantly wri? >> i do, at a certain point, you know, sometimes i would take a break from like writing the stand-up and then i realized that is dumb and i should just keep going because you get in a groove and, you know, even with this new special, i am kind of close to being done and then i just hit like a new topic i really want to get into. i went to a friend's wedding and, you know, i talk about marriage and how scary it is and everything and i saw my friend's wedding and his vows and the girl's vows were unbelievable, so beautiful, like everyone in the audience was really moved, and i just heard it like, wow, if i felt that, i wouldn't be scared of marriage at all. and then i just started writing about that, and about divorce and, you know, what happens when you get m
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